PressTV-Clinton accuses Trump of backing ‘Russian hackers’

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, has once again placed the blame on her Republican rival for the defeat, claiming that the billionaire businessman “encouraged Russian hackers” to cyberattack the US and find compromising information in order to disrupt her campaign.

Clinton made the comments in an interview with MSNBC, accusing Trump of supporting Russian hackers who “attacked the very heart of US democracy,” and also warning about a looming “threat” from Moscow.

When asked about the controversy around her use of a private email server during her tenure as the secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, Clinton said that she wished “the government had had as high a level of security as there was on the server I used.”

“There is no doubt that our government servers at the time I was serving as secretary of state were compromised,” she noted. “And there is at least insofar as we…

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